Cebu City gov’t set to issue demolition notices to 3 malls, 47 other establishments on Nov. 28

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government, through its Task Force “Gubat sa Baha,” will serve notices of demolition to 51 commercial and business establishments on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The Cebu City Public Information Office…

PRO-7 chief: 250 HVI arrests in 3 months show that CV cops can do their jobs with no casualties on both sides 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen in Central Visayas can do their jobs in the war against drugs without any casualties as shown in the latest data of arrests of high-value individuals in the last three months in…

RMFB-7 needs SAR equipment, says PRO-7 chief 

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) needs search and rescue (SAR) equipment.  Despite being capable in responding to rescues and deployment needs, Police Brigadier General Roderick Augustus Alba, director of…

CLOSAP: 57 Subabasbas officials, workers pass drug tests

Futch Anthony Inso 11/26/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 57 barangay officials and workers of Barangay Subabasbas passed the random drug test conducted by the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (CLOSAP) on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Garry Lao,…

Guadalupe fire: P1.8 worth of properties lost; 50 individuals left homeless

Pegeen Maisie Sararaña and Paul Lauro 11/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sitio Dakit, Barangay Guadalupe fire on Nov. 25, which is believed to be the 17th fire that hit Cebu City this month, destroyed P1.8 million worth of properties and left 50 individuals…

Fisherman in small boat: There were a lot of people to be saved, so I made sure to save them

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/25/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Barangay Looc in Mandaue City will be recognizing one of its constituents for saving a few individuals including a 3-month-old baby during the huge fire in Sitio Paradise in the barangay on Tuesday…

Greyhound operation conducted in Lapu-Lapu City Jail male dormitory; contrabands found, seized

Futch Anthony Inso 11/25/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Several contrabands were confiscated from prison cells in the male dormitory of Lapu-Lapu City Jail during greyhound operation conducted on Friday morning, Nov. 25, 2022. These included nails, cable wires, hand saw, improvised…

Rise of HIV cases in Cebu City worries city dad

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon has expressed concern over the increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the city. Quoting a national report, Gealon said that Central Visayas has 8,407 newly…

Minor, driving a motorcycle, dies in collision with another motorcycle in Argao town

Paul Lauro 11/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The death of a 15-year-old boy, who was driving a motorcycle in a road accident on Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Argao town, southeastern Cebu, prompted a police officer to urge parents not to…

Cortes to let fire victims return, rebuild their homes

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes has promised the fire victims in Sitio Paradise, Barangay Looc that they can return and build their houses in the area. Cortes made this promise during his visit…

Chan donates 1-month salary, goods to Mandaue fire victims

Futch Anthony Inso 11/23/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has donated his one-month salary to the fire victims of Sitio Paradise, Barangay Looc in Mandaue City. The cheque for the mayor’s salary amounted to P188,726. Aside…

Gas lamp accident may have caused huge Looc fire

Mary Rose Sagarino, Paul Lauro 11/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The owner of the house where the massive fire in Brgy. Looc, Mandaue City allegedly started denied allegations that the incident was intentional. The fire that hit a densely populated area in Sitio Paradise late…

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